You know you are getting a hot flash when you feel a mild warmth to intense heat spreading through your upper body and face which gives you a flushed appearance. Hot flashes vary in frequency, you may have several a day or just a few a week. Hot flashes can last as long as 30 minutes, but most subside within a couple of minutes. You Perspire mostly on the upper body and you feel chilled as the hot flash subsides
Nighttime hot flashes - or night sweats - can wake you from a sound sleep They are quite common, women experience hot flashes as they go through the menopausal transition. You don't need to seek treatment for hot flashes, especially if you're tolerating them well on your own. Finding the best way to control your hot flashes can take time. You will need to begin to take a look at your diet and probably make some life style changes Because of the body make up different things work for different people.
You should try to stay as cool as possible because slight increases in your body temperature can trigger hot flashes. Open a window or use a fan or air conditioner to keep air flowing. and watch what you wear.Try to wear loose clothing yo keep you cool, cotton is great.
Drink lots of water, it decrease hot flashes. and it is the main source of energy because without it nothing lives. It is the main solvent for all foods, vitamins, and minerals. It is used in the breakdown of food into smaller particles and their eventual metabolism and assimilation. It also increases the rate of absorption into the body of essential substances in food and is also used to transport all substances inside the body. Water also gives luster and shine to the eyes and makes the skin smooth and prevents aging. If you feel like a hot flash coming on drink a glass of water
You should pay attention to the foods you eat. Hot and spicy foods, caffeinated beverages and alcohol can trigger hot flashes. Caffeinated and alcoholic drinks are diuretics and they dehydrate you. When your body becomes dehydrate it begins to malfunction.
It is very important for you to exercise daily during the menopausal years, it helps to keep the body supple and helps the muscles and joints to work properly. It also helps your body to work at its maximum capacity
You should try as much as possible not to smoke as the nicotine triggers the hot flashes and makes them worse.
You can learn to recognize your own triggers and avoid those foods or drinks that bring on hot flashes, so that your life can be as normal as possible during your menopausal year
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Oh how well i remember, somtimes you don't think it will ever stop but eventually they do or at least they don't come as often. I didn't know that about the water and it makes sence. Now i know i was doing all the wrong things . Thanks for this, good advice and information.